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Transcript of Gustav Klimt
by Rylee Williams
November 7, 2002. Web. November 1, 2013. http://www.famouspainter.com/gustav_klimt.htm
"Gustav Klimt, The Complete Works"
. Creative Commons License. November 1, 2013 http://www.klimtgallery.org/biography.html
. November 1, 2013. http://www.klimt.com/en/biography/1862---1890/klimt-portrait-eines-mannes-mit-bart-1879.ihtml
"Gustav Klimt Style and Visions in Art Nouveau"
Arts Heaven. November 1, 2013. http://site.artsheaven.com/blog/2011/07/gustav-klimt-style-and-visions-in-art-nouveau
The Golden Phase
Gustav received his highest level of success as an artist, during his “Golden Phase.”
Many of the paintings he did during that time period, included a gold leaf in them.
This is another famous work that Klimt made during his "Golden Phase" called "Portrait of Adele Block-Baur I."
Birth Date/Location: July 14th, 1862 in Baumgarten near Vienna, in Austria-Hungary
Out of seven children, he was the second born
He had three brothers and four sisters
Out of all the children, all three boys showed artistic ability early on
His father was a gold engraver, and his mother aspired to be a musical performer
For the most part, he lived in poverty as a child
Style of Art
He mainly liked focusing on the experimentation and study of historical and contemporary styles of art
Finger-painting was very interesting to him
Many of his works included oil paintings, sketches, murals, and many other things
His primary subject was the female body
From 1876-1883, Klimt studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts
There, he received training to become an architectural painter
He revered the best history painter of that time, Hans Makart
His early work could be classified as academic
He accepted the principles of a conservative training
Worked in a group with his brother and his friend called the “Company of Artists”, and they received many commissions together.
"The Tree of Life"-Gustav Klimt
"The Kiss"-Gustav Klimt. It is considered to be one of Klimt's most famous works.
His professional career was painting interior murals and ceilings in large public buildings on the RingstraBe
He did this in a successful series called "Allegories and Eblems"
"Lady with Fan"-Gustav Klimt
Gustav wasn't like many of the other artists because he didn't like the typical artist lifestyle.
He didn't travel very much, and he tried to avoid other artists and the "cafe society" as much as possible.
He rarely collaborated with other artists unless it was for a specific piece.
He was very relaxed just working from home while wearing nothing buth a robe and sandals
"Expectation"- Gustav Klimt